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Land Of The Shaman Rituals And Lore Of Siberia

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9781315487311
Genre : Political Science
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The ancient heartland of shamanism is no longer forbidden territory - to travelers or to the spirits. But the spirits never left the vastnesses of Siberia and Central Asia, as these writings reveal. Russian and native experts, and an American cultural anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the region, introduce us to shamans as the poets, therapists, healers, and even leaders of their communities. Among the special features of this collection are remarkable transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking study of shamanic tales and rituals.
Category: Political Science

Shamanism Soviet Studies Of Traditional Religion In Siberia And Central Asia

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9781315487243
Genre : Business & Economics
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Addresses the most important theoretical and practical problems underlying public budgeting. This anthology is organized topically rather than historically, with an effort to delineate the issues needed to understand some of the controversies in the field. It describes what public budgeting is, where it comes from, and what it is for.
Category: Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Shamanism

Author : Gini Graham Scott
ISBN : 9781440695780
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that shamans are also known as medicine men and women, who use the power of the mind and call on spiritual helpers to heal the afflicted. However, this ancient art has been put to more modern uses, including problem solving, empowerment, and personal mastery. But you don't have to trek through steamy Amazonian jungles or frigid Siberian tundra to become enlightened in the ways of shamanism! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism' will show exactly how to discover your own shamanic power and how that power will guide you in your everyday life! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Shamanic history, from its origins in Paleolithic times to its spreading influence today. -Power animals, where to locate them and how they communicate with you. -How to take a shamanic, travelling through the Lower, Upper, and Middle Worlds, and exploring your past or future. -Shamanic healing techniques in use with modern medicine.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Peoples Of The Tundra

Author : John P. Ziker
ISBN : 9781478610687
Genre : Social Science
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On ethnographic grounds alone, Zikers book is a unique and valuable contribution. Despite increased fieldwork opportunities for foreigners in the former Soviet Union in recent years, much of Russia and Siberia remains terra incognita to Western scholars, except for specialists who know the Russian literature. Zikers account of the Dolgan and Nganasan peoples of the Ust Avam community is a fascinating analysis of how people adapt their hunting, fishing, and herding not only to the demanding Arctic environment but also to enormous economic and political adversities created in the wake of the Soviet Unions collapse. In this sense, the book fills a gap in the ethnographic literature on Siberia for Western students and, at the same time, serves as a microcosm of the devastating changes affecting rural communities and indigenous peoples generally in a disintegrating former superpower: that is, increasing isolation and a shift to nonmarket survival economies.
Category: Social Science

Religion And Politics In Russia

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9780765629319
Genre : History
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Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state of ferment, and securing formal state recognition for specific communities is often daunting. This collection provides entry into the diversity of Russia's religious communities. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer's introduction to the volume illuminates major political, social, and cultural-anthropological trends. The book is organized by religious tradition or identity, with further thematic perspectives on each set of readings. The authors include ethnologists, sociologists, political analysts, and religious leaders from many regions of the Federation. They analyze the changing dynamics of religion and politics within each community and in the context of the current drive to recentralize both political and religious authority in Moscow. Topical coverage extends from reassertions of Russian Orthodoxy to activities of Christian and Muslim missionaries to the revival of many other religions, including indigenous shamanic ones.
Category: History

Shamans Unbound

Author : International Society for Shamanistic Research. Conference
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133015359
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Shamanism And The Origin Of States

Author : Sarah Milledge Nelson
ISBN : 1598741330
Genre : History
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Sarah Milledge Nelsonas bold thesis is that the development of states in East AsiaaChina, Japan, Koreaawas an outgrowth of the leadership in smaller communities guided by shamans. Using a mixture of historical documents, mythology, archaeological data, and ethnographic studies of contemporary shamans, she builds a case for shamans being the driving force behind the blossoming of complex societies. More interesting, shamans in East Asia are generally women, who used their access to the spirit world to take leadership roles. This work challenges traditional interpretations growth of Asian states, which is overlaid with later Confucian notions of gender roles. Written at a level accessible for undergraduates, this concise work will be fascinating reading for those interested in East Asian archaeology, politics, and society; in gender roles, and in shamanism.
Category: History

Spiritual Transformation And Healing

Author : Joan Koss-Chioino
ISBN : UVA:X004904603
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A new volume exploring spiritual transformation from various disciplinary perspectives.
Category: Health & Fitness

Shamans And Religion

Author : Alice Beck Kehoe
ISBN : UVA:X004473535
Genre : Religion
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Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Religion

Shaman Ritual Music In Korea

Author : Yong-sik Yi
ISBN : MINN:31951D02483616H
Genre : Folk music
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"The object of this dissertation is to show that Korean shaman ritual performances in their musical and textual structures are not merely mirror representations of the current sociocultural situation of Korea, but they shape the very processes of today's Korean culture. The argument is that although shamanism has been regarded as a marginalized peripheral cult for a long time, it has played a vital role in the process of re-creating and re-establishing Korean national culture." --p. ix.
Category: Folk music